Saturday, July 26, 2008

Birthday Parties

Landyn has become obsessed with birthdays! He sings "Happy Birthday" and will stack up things (books, bowls,etc) and will bring them to you and sing to you.
Today, we celebrated Jason's brother, Eric, and sil, Barbara birthdays and Landyn actually ate cake!! He is the child that will not touch anything that will get his fingers sticky or dirty. He will not paint, or even eat most mushy foods.
Later in the day, he wanted more birthday and pretended to blow the candles out-several times!!
Then he ATE a bite of the candles and decided that he was finished with the birthday stuff.
Guess he won't do that again.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Friday Favorites

Here is this week's list:
1. listening to the boys play (and with only a little screaming thrown in). Legos are wonderful for any age!
2. Watching Jon and Kate +8; I watch and am so thankful that I do not have 8 children. 2 are plenty
3. being home all day and getting caught up with laundry-my house smells sooo good!!!
4. Baskets!! anyone who knows me knows that I always use baskets, in varied sizes, to bring whatever I need somewhere
5. teacher websites! Thank goodness, someone with a lot more time than me has worked really hard and they are willing to share all of their hard work. I have found so many awesome ideas to use next year in my class!

Kordyn seems to be the only one who did not catch even a slight stomach issue. I just have a little touch; Jason was really sick with fever, chills, aches, etc. Dinner this evening will be very light.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

It's hit our house!!

The very contagious stomach bug has hit my family!! So far, only Landyn and Jason have gotten it. I am really praying that I do not because tomorrow is my last Friday off this summer and I really want to get my to-do list finished-not be sick all day!!! We really thought that Landyn had a reaction to the milk we let him drink Monday night-BTW, twizzlers and milk do not come out of carpet! We have pink splotches now in his room. Hope no one else gets this fun thing!!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Maybe we should worry

I think we should be worried about Kordyn. Sometimes, he just does not pay much attention to what is going on around him! And sometimes he just acts like the wonderful 10 year old he is:)
Today, during Peet's sermon, he asked for those who are still living at home to raise their hands. Kordyn actually turned around and looked at Jason and I mouthed, Do I live at home?
I thought we were actually going to cry we laughed so hard.
Kordyn is such a blessing to our family. He loves!! to pester Landyn (I think just to hear him squeal and scream!). He is a wonderful student, loves to draw (he is very talented) and loves to read. I love to hear him tell others about what he is reading-he is so animated when he is passionate about a book.
We needed a good laugh this morning!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Friday Favorites

Ok, so here is this week's favorites:
1. Decorative notebooks and binders: I love using striped and decorative notebooks for my lesson plans and ideas for my class. I love!!! to organize it every year to start a new year off.
2. Haircuts! I love to have my hair washed. I went yesterday and just had it cut. Next month I will be coughing up $$ for new highlights.
3. Text messaging: now that I can do it for free on my phone, I text people instead of calling them-maybe I'm becoming anti social or something? Good thing Jason is now licensed to assist me with therapy to overcome that!
4. The smell of baby powder! It reminds me of my boys when they were little-even though I do not even remember using it with them!

Not a very impressive list this week. Sorry!! I've had to attend 2 workshops in Harrisburg and I am just really tired today. I do not mind going to workshops, but I do not like having to go on my Fridays that I'm off. That is my time with the boys and I have not had very many to spend with them this summer!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

People think we're crazy!

We went to Paragould tonight to eat at the Whiskey Creek Restaurant. It is really good! I am sure that everyone in there thinks we are a little fruity. We laughed through the entire meal, but eating the dessert was the funniest. They have a s'more dessert that you can order and you can actually make s'mores right at your table. Well, Jason and his dad decided to "sing" campfire songs while they roasted theirs and then Landyn decided to sing Johnny Cash's song Burning Fire (It sounded like this: I sell into a burning ring of sire;fell down,down, down... We've seen a lot of "sire" this week, by the way (our neighbor burned his storage building since it was falling apart and we had to walk up the road and watch it burn). I love to hear Landyn talk and hear how he pronounces his words. Kordyn started talking at 18 mo and used pretty correct grammar; only a few baby words.
We did get several strange looks. Kordyn looked at me and just whispered, they're all crazy! I couldn't agree with you more, Kordyn. I'm so glad we are normal. (NO comments!!)
I would have taken pics tonight but, the batteries are dead in my camera and need to be recharged!!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

What a fun day

We had a great day in Memphis today. First, we met at Bigfoot Lodge and shared a burger with Jason's family. Then the guys (minus Landyn) went to the Redbirds game (so glad I'm a girl-it was 93 outside and very humid!) and the girls went SHOPPING!!!
Landyn and cousin Emma were so good. She would tell him what to do and he would listen and obey her. It was so cute to watch them together. I told her that she was invited to shop with me anytime. He's going through this stage where he does not want to ride in the stroller, but I refuse to chase him and try to shop.
We went to the Oak Court Mall after Williams Sonoma and Pottery Barn Outlets. We found some great bargains.
As I was finishing checking out at the Hallmark store, an elderly lady had just walked up behind me (NOT even checking out), as I stepped away from the counter, she smiled and said, "You were in my way." The sales lady just looked at me and I, for once, was at a lose for words. As we left, I told Barbara what she had said and we started laughing.
There is a neat antique store in the mall and the prices were really good.
Well, time to get 2 boys in the bed and me, too!!!!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Friday Favorites

I decided that every Friday I will post some of my favorite things, people, food, etc.

Here's the 1st:
1. Diet Dr. Pepper-I can not live with out my morning fix
2. The smell of baby wipes. Especially when not being used for pooh!
3. Retail Therapy!!!!-Usually, TJ Maxx is my favorite place to have "therapy"
4. My recipe book-My sister in law, Barbara, made this for me this past Christmas. It has helped me get so organized with recipes that I have collected and torn out from magazines. It's perfect for me-I admit I am a little obsessed with organizing things.
5. My summer Fridays-I am so fortunate to be able to take off on Fridays during the summer and I love having the extra day to spend with the boys, take them places, (attend workshops), and get caught up on ORGANIZING things!

Tomorrow, we are going to a Redbirds game in Memphis (and to shop at the Pottery Barn and Williams Sonoma outlet stores!). I am so excited. I love a good bargain. I am hoping that I can get 4 more of the ice cream bowls that I bought last month. Why did I only buy 4? I wasn't really thinking!!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Ok, so I did make a new post and even attached a pic, but somehow it was posted on another blog that I set up-not sure how or when I did that!!
So, here we go again!
This is picture of Landyn "hiding" under the covers on my bed. When I walked by, he jumped out and yelled "Peek-a-Boo!" What I'd like to know is where is his glasses?